Hamagenim Forest occupies a vast territory and is located on hills from 170 to 260 meters high. The forest includes many ancient pieces of evidence of human presence, such as water reservoirs carved into the rock, wells, caves, wine presses, and ancient tombs. The modern forest is dedicated to the defenders of the country. This explains its name. One of the most significant sites in the forest is the ancient archaeological hill Tel Gezer. In the second century BC, the territory of the forest belonged to a local landowner named Alcius (Jona), as evidenced by the discovered stone with an inscription.
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